Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: The Legend of Koizumi

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Synonyms: Mudadumo Naki Kaikaku, Mudatsumo, Reform without Wasted Draws
Japanese: ムダヅモ無き改革


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 26, 2010
Producers: Studio Mausu
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TYO Animations
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: ParodyParody, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 8 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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Ranked: #44172
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Popularity: #5373
Members: 13,266
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Global political figures such as The Pope, Kim Jong Il, George W. Bush and recent Japanese Prime Ministers play riichi mahjong against each other.


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Takechi, Tsuneo
Mizushima, Tsutomu
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"Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: Shouri no Koizumi Junichirou (ムダヅモ無き改革 〜勝利の闘牌ジュンイチロー〜)" by Toshiyuki Morikawa

May 3, 2010
In this 3 episode OVA (it still says its ongoing but there is no release date for the next dvd), the world's prominent figureheads battle it out in a furious high stakes battle of...


Yes in this universe, every figure head is a master Mahjong player and all the worlds politics are dealt by playing a game of mahjong. The first episode is entirely based on the manga while the other 2 episodes are original stories written by creator, Hideki Ohwada. Forget Hetalia Axis Powers, this is how political satire should be.

There are no cute looking bishounen characters running around here. In this anime every figurehead ...
Jul 4, 2016
Mixed Feelings
A lot of OVA based on manga don't do very much character set-up, and instead just drop you right in, assuming you're already familiar with the manga and it's characters.

The Legend of Koizumi is no stranger to this, and does very little set-up for it's cast of characters. Despite the fact that they're all political figures, the lack of very much introduction is very jarring.

The story is also very jarring, as it simply jumps from one scenario to the next, trying to squeeze as much as possible out of each episode's 8-minute runtime. This seems unnecessary, especially considering each story doesn't actually have very much ...
May 29, 2017
I'm not sure if this is a political satire or political propaganda, but it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen. If was laughing until tears entered my eyes during the whole thing.
The whole thing is just one ridiculously over-the-top. It parodies other sports/game anime by how dramatized the moves are and the political figures all have funny caricatures to them. Also, Mao Zedong rises from the dead to play a game of mahjong. What more could you ask for?
The entire anime is 26 minutes. So, if you want a quick watch and laugh, this is the show. If you feel your time has ...

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